Late release or early model depending on who you ask is what the Youngblood DoubleDog is. Seems a lot of companies are going camber mixed with reverse camber these days. So how did this stunt stick stack up?
Board: Forum Youngblood DoubleDog
Camber Option: DoubleDog Camber. Reverse between the feet camber under each foot.
Bindings: Forum Republiks
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Slightly sunny with some push mounds on the side of the runs.
Preconceived Notions: Camber and reverse camber combo works so I was predicting that this ride would be very similar to others I’ve ridden.
Flex: On the stiffer side of mid flex. Little more give in the tips then stiffening up as you got closer to the middle. Torsionally it had a good amount of give to allow you to twist flex it.
Stability: One of the most stable Forum decks I’ve ever ridden in my life. Charging it had no problem rallying through the chop.
Ollies/Pop: Insanely snappy when loading the tips and popping.
Butterability: Not the easiest stick to butter but it got the job done.
Cruising: Railing a turn was a breeze with this thing and there weren’t any issues with getting it on edge.
Jibbing: Had a beautiful sweet spot for locking in to presses.
Rider in Mind: Park guy that makes the mountain their bitch.
Personal Thoughts: One of the best Forum decks I’ve ever ridden in my life. Could rail a turn real well, snappy, lively, and just didn’t suck.
What They Say: For the loud and loose. The Youngblood gets juiced up with early release new tech to take the loud and loose crew to a new style. Camber sections under each foot add pop and power, while rocker between the feet and in the nose and tail make the whole thing forgiving and fun. Get weird, make up some new rail tricks, haul ass, crank a ciggie, pop an ollie, have fun. When is someone gonna rock mashup pants with one leg tight and one leg baggy? DoubleDog dare you.